A la carte: Office influence, Teams and leadership, the Dalai Lama, animated gifs, and global warming alarmism
Here's my not-so-weekly roundup of interesting posts, tidbits and news.
Phil Cooke shares the following points about how to avoid having your voice ignored in your office/work environment. Many of them apply directly to any social group you're in. I'd encourage you to read the linked post in its entirety for his thoughts about each:
You become an office doormat when your desire to be liked is stronger than your desire to accomplish great work.
Being “nice” doesn’t mean going along with everyone.
Start thinking more about other's perception of you.
Far too many people stay in a bad situation.
It’s your job to stop enabling your coworkers' bad behaviors.
Find a mentor.
Learn to say “NO.”
No matter how good you are at your job, nothing is more important than people skills.
Teams and Decision Making
Another great entry from Phil can be summarized this simply:
Teams are for brainstorming and execution. Leaders make decisions.
Did you hear the one about the Dalai Lama?
Thanks to Michael Kelley for bringing my attention to this. I feel like it's something I would attempt.
It's spectacular and creative when photographers devise new ways of sprucing up photographs. Credits go to Shawn Blancfor surfacing these. Go to this site to see more of what you see below.
Here's the first linked image:
Is it over for global warming alarmism?
Short answer: I doubt it. However, recent research suggests that...
"This could be the last nail in the coffin of the global warming alarmists:NASA data showthat the amount of heat that the Earth has been losing into space, from 2000 to the present, is far greater than the alarmist models predicted." (Source)